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SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers
SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers
SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers
SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers
SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers
SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers

SU24-2: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers

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Summer 2: July 8- August 16 (ONLINE INSTRUCTOR FACILITATED)

Credit Options

Not sure which credit option to choose?  Learn more about each credit option here and review your state/district requirements.

45 Professional Development/Clock Hours: $590

  • Idioma Professional Development Certificate (accepted by most states)
  • Approved Illinois CPDU Certificate through partnership with CEII
  • Approved Massachusetts PDP Certificate
  • Approved New York CTLE Certificate
  • Approved Pennsylvania ACT48 Certificate
  • Approved Texas CPE Certificate

3 Graduate-Level Credits

  • PEDD 9185: University of the Pacific: $925
  • CLDE 591 FREN505: Colorado State University Pueblo: $950
  • PDLL 557ID: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): $1005

Course Description

This course will explore a variety of cultural aspects of the French-speaking world through thematic units and global themes. The focus of this course is for in-service French teachers to practice their own speaking skills in both the synchronous virtual setting (Thursdays from 7-8PM EST for 6 weeks) and the asynchronous virtual setting via a variety of instructional technology applications. The course uses a variety of authentic texts - literature, video, music - allowing participants to practice their language skills while developing strategies to enhance conversation at a variety of proficiency levels in their own classrooms. Instructor-led asynchronous graduate-level course conducted by Elisa Kirschhoffer in French.

What participants are saying about this course

"It was a wonderful opportunity to discover new ideas for increasing conversations in my classroom, but also a wonderful opportunity to share ides with other teachers during our weekly conversations."

"I have no critiques! I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this course. It was the perfect balance and I really felt like a found a new community of language teachers to collaborate with and support. I was challenged by their spoken proficiency and inspired by the engaging ideas they presented and their hard work."

Required Texts 

There is no required textbook for this course. All materials are digital and will be provided in the online course.

Course Delivery 

Online weekly learning modules, collaborative discussion boards and instructor feedback. This course is not self-paced. 

Students who matriculate into an Instructor-Facilitated course should adhere to the dates listed on the website. Final coursework should be submitted within one week after the course end date. Course extensions beyond one week are subject to a $50 fee.

About the Instructor

Elisa Kirschhoffer, Instructor. Read more about Our Team page!

Click here to request a syllabus.